OS poll deems Windows 8 among “least satisfactory,” Apple’s El Capitan the best

Apple comes out on top again when it comes to user satisfaction, but Microsoft's Windows 10 is showing a big improvement, according to a new report from Chicago-based user reviews site G2 Crowd.

Published on: March 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What is Red Hat Canada’s open hybrid cloud strategy?

Paul Pinkney, technical director at Red Hat Canada, tells IT World Canada's Candice So about the company's open hybrid cloud strategies. He also shares about Red Hat Canada's bid to appeal to line-of-business

Published on: December 8th, 2014 Candice So

New bug in Linux and Mac OS X could be worse than Heartbleed

Security experts are flagging a new bug in Bash, a type of popular Linux software, saying it could be more dangerous to users than Heartbleed. Bash, which is used to control the command

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Candice So

Meet 2 little computers that could find a place in your home

By Jason Edelman, Fueled These days being environmentally friendly is both in vogue and the right thing to do. Facebook and Pinterest are inundated with posts about eco-friendly products and ways to reduce

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Fueled

Calgary firm offers virtualization solution for SMBs

Setting up new users at a growing small business can be expensive and tedious. For every new worker that joins a firm, a new desktop or laptop computer must be bought, set up

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

5 free open source and web alternatives to commercial software

Considering the diversity of the operating systems and the advent of their browser-based successors (like Chrome OS), the obvious problem in switching to any of them is software. Most of Windows users are not

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Victor Clarke

Wanted: Linux professionals

About 77  per cent of hiring managers say finding Linux talent is a priority this year,  up from 70 per cent last year, and there’s “explosive demand” around the world for people with

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ooma Office launches VoIP service in Canada targeting micro-businesses

Canadians are used to buying expensive smartphones and having them subsidized by agreeing to a long-term contract with a service provider, but what if you could instead buy a phone and receive almost-free

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

IBM to spend $1 billion on supporting Linux growth

IBM is signalling a move away from Unix support and towards a full embrace of Linux, announcing today at LinuxCon in New Orleans that it plans to funnel $1 billion USD on the

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ontario vendor bringing solar-powered laptop to Africa

A London, Ont.-based company is hoping its take on a solar-powered, water-resistant laptop will give Africans a new computing solution. Launching Tuesday in Accra, Ghana, WeWi Telecommunications Inc.’s laptop is designed to be

Published on: August 19th, 2013 Candice So

Plugable aims to offer small businesses, schools $50 thin clients

A recently launched Kickstarter-funded project aims to bring $50 thin clients to schools and small businesses, allowing them to turn almost any computer into a multi-user hub.Thanks to ongoing advances in multi-seat Linux

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Jon Gold

Canonical focuses on cloud deployment with Linux upgrade

Canonical Ltd., is focusing on cloud deployments with an upgrade to its Ubuntu Linux distribution unveiled on Thursday.Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (Long Term Solution) will feature the Essex release of the OpenStack cloud

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Paul Krill

Linux 3.3 integrates Android code

Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel, now available after a short delay, includes kernel code from Android as well as an upgrade of networking features and support for an additional processing architecture.The latest

Published on: March 19th, 2012

A fresh update for LibreOffice

Just a month after the release of LibreOffice 3.5, the Document Foundation on Thursday announced an update to the software that's designed to increase the stability and security of the free office productivity

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Katherine Noyes